Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lonely Hearts, British Style

I heard about this book on NPR on my way home today. Good timing -- I needed a good laugh. I might have to put this one on my Christmas list. The Brits have a special way with language, and polite candor. These personals are very different from the kind you'd read in the states.

"They call me Naughty Lola. Run of the mill beardy physicist - Male, 46."

"Most vegetarians complain about missing the taste of bacon. Not me, I complain about my liver disease. And rural postal services. Man, 40."

"Love is strange -- wait 'til you see my feet. F, 34, wide-fitting Scholl's."

More samples can be read here . Enjoy!

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TheWriteGirl said...

Yes, I heard about this book. It sounds hilarious. I love the fact that they go out of their way to make themselves seem as unattractive as possible. I wonder who responds, if anyone.

LL said...

Damn... I think I missed out on a tremendous blogging opportunity. All I would have had to do was start a blog and let people post such personals. Just think of all the work it would have saved me in the short run. :P

Kathleen said...

I saw that book talked about somewhere else just the other day. Too darned funny. I'm just not that clever.

wa11z said...

I've heard about this as well. It's almost like they don't want to meet anyone.